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2 Hibiscus tea bags
4 cups water
ginger beer
garnish (pineapple wedge, fresh mint, lemon or lime slices)

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, turn off stove and add tea bags. Steep for 25 minutes and remove tea bags. Fill glass with ice and pour in hibiscus tea to fill half of the glass. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer and garnish. Enjoy

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turmeric-drink

Turmeric is a yellow-orange plant root with several health benefits, from easing inflammation to helping increase circulation to protect the heart and brain. This is one of my favorite warm drinks to have in the evening before bed, or even to replace a cup of coffee in the morning.

1 cup of Silk Soy (I like vanilla but original is good too)
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 TBL ground ginger
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Maple syrup to taste (1 TBL works for me)

Add all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium to high heat and whisk continuously until combined and mixture is warm to your liking. Never allow to boil. This process is just a few minutes to get to a desirable warm drinking temp. Pour into a mug and enjoy (pour over sink to avoid counter-top spills)!

I do like to top off my drink with dairy-free whipped topping. Soya Too makes a good one in a can.

Makes 1 cup

Health to Happiness

1/4 cup rice vinegar (use apple cider if you want more sweet flavor)
1 1/2 TBL sugar
1 TBL fresh ginger, finely grated
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, sugar and ginger until sugar dissolves. Whisk in the oil and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Use on  a baby spinach salad, cabbage salad, or with grilled vegetables. Be sure to stir the dressing just before using as the ginger settles to the bottom.

White sugar gives this recipe a more vinegar taste.
Light Brown sugar gives this a more warm, rich, and less vinegar taste.